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Peter S. Smith
Peter S. Smith

Peter S. Smith, a longtime Baltimore attorney who pioneered programs that provided legal representation to the city's poor and disenfranchised, died Feb. 14 at his Durham, N.H., home of complications of lymphoma. The former Mount Washington resident was 76. "Peter was consistent throughout his life in his commitment to equal rights and access to justice. He was always asking, 'How can I help?'" said Mike Millemann, a professor of law at the University of Maryland. "This was his career and he did this for 50 years. He was just a terrific lawyer." The son of Sam Smith, a shoe manufacturer, and Norma Smith, a painter, Peter Sheridan Smith was born in New...

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